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Jamie Gold wins WSOP main event

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August 7, 2006 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.

STOCK UP

•Jamie Gold won the World Series of Poker and the first prize of $12 million.

•The White Sox swept the Tigers while the Red Sox swept the Orioles.

•Angels pitcher Jered Weaver moved to 8-0 with an impressive win over the Yankees in New York.

•Roger Federer moved to 62-4 this year by winning a tournament in Toronto.

•Diana Taurasi of Phoenix set a WNBA single-game record, scoring 47 points in a game last week.

STOCK DOWN

•Maurice Clarett is going through tough times. The former Ohio State running back was arrested again and had weapons in his car, and he was wearing a bullet-proof vest …doesn't sound too good.

•The Tigers have lost five games in a row, though Jim Leyland's team still has the best record in baseball.

•The Devil Rays have lost six in a row and are 8-21 since the All-Star break. Tampa Bay has scored just seven runs in its last five games.

•LenDale White sat out Tennessee's preseason opener in a disciplinary move by coach Jeff Fisher. White spit at a teammate during practice last week.

•David Beckham was left of England's soccer team and his future playing for his country is in question.

•Heavyweight Hasim Rahman was upset in a 12th-round TKO loss Saturday night, leaving America without any one of the four heavyweight championship belts. Rahman lost to Oleg Maskaev.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.